Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: Friday, September 2nd, 2016 7:00pm

 

Mehmet Polat Trio, a spiritual and adventurous meeting of three virtuosos uniting World, Folk, Jazz & Spiritual Music to perform in Santa Cruz

 

 

Mehmet Polat Trio 

 

Santa Cruz, California, August 18, 2016 - The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present.

 

They will perform on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 7:00pm at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.



The music of the Mehmet Polat Trio was a cure for the soul with the sincerity and pure emotions of their songs. - Jazzkaar Festival, EE (LIVE)
 
Introspective music that needed no flashy fanfare and which brought the audience into a world of peace, spaciousness, serenity, pleasure and beauty. - Jazzenzo, NL (LIVE)
 
The Mehmet Polat Trio's debut album Next Spring was released in Autumn 2014 with Homerecords.be. This album has received many good reviews in the US, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, France and other European countries.
 
In his elaborate compositions Mehmet Polat combines Anatolian, Middle Eastern music styles with African patterns. Masterfully he fuses the full range and capacity of ney, kora and ud together with their cultures and beyond. - Jazz n More Magazine, CH
 
After a successful debut album, The Mehmet Polat Trio is moving forward to its path with a deeper sense of fusing those musical traditions, bringing together fresh ideas, letting in the new energies and as well new musicians. Pelin Başar is the new Ney player in Trio. She has studied Classical Turkish Music and Composition in Istanbul, accompanied to the State Choir in Samsun, Turkey and recently moved to France, Paris. Victor Sams is the new Ngoni (small Kora) player of the trio. Victor was born and raised in Dutch Antilles, he grew up with reggae music from the Caribbean lands. He was always interested in re-bounding to his African roots. He went to Mali to study West African music and he infused his studies with his reggae traditions and brings them out through his Ngoni playing.
 
As the reviews declare, The Mehmet Polat Trio is more than a new combination of Turkish and African instruments. Polat thinks that music playing is a sincere and direct connection from heart to heart. In the music of the Trio, Polat fuses his artistic perfectionism with his ongoing spiritual paths, which appear as many deep expressions and many colors in his compositions. Polat’s compositions are mostly in Jazz forms with lots of free space for each musician to improvise in. With a wide range of tone, makam from the Classic Turkish Music and the rhythm choices from Turkey, Balkan and World infused with African interpretation, these musicians are pushing their boundaries and moving forward in fusing the sound of this unique blend of instruments and the musical traditions from which they originate.
 
The Mehmet Polat Trio is currently preparing to record their second album 'Ask Your Heart', expected to be released in 2016.

 

Admission: 20.00 in advance, 30.00 at the door.  
 
Get tickets at
www.ticketfly.com/event/1182939

 

Web: www.mehmetpolat.net, Phone: (916) 508-2707

Band Line-Up:
 
Mehmet Polat - Oud, Composer - Band Leader
Pelin Başar - Ney
Victor Sams - Ngoni (Small Kora), Hand Percussion
 
Website - 
www.mehmetpolat.net
 
Facebook - www.facebook.com/udimehmetpolat
 
YouTube - 
www.youtube.com/user/mehmetpolat
 
Twitter - 
https://twitter.com/udipolat
 
Instagram – @udipolat
 
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/mehmetpolat

 

 

Mehmet Polat Trio 

 


 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Criag S Hyman

Email: CraigSHyman@gmail.com

Phone: (917) 854-6315

 

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Web: www.mehmetpolat.net

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: The Mehmet Polat Trio

Event Date: Friday September 2nd, 2016

Event Time: 7:00pm

Event Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Admission: 20.00 in advance, 30.00 at the door.  

Web: www.mehmetpolat.net

Contact: Criag S Hyman, CraigSHyman@gmail.com, (917) 854-6315

Description: The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present.

 


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